The Uruguay round bridge that promises to improve roads and tourism
The work, of 51.5 m radius , is built on Laguna Garzon and unites the departments of Maldonado and Rocha.
After seven years of debate over its construction and environmental impact , the government of Uruguay inaugurated the bridge of the Laguna Garzon , in the vicinity of the Atlantic ocean, which is notable for its circular design and invites motorists slow down to enjoy the panoramic views of the area.
This work, which was a public-private investment of approximately $ 12 million, is composed of a central circular section 51.5 meter radius (323 meters long ) and two straight at the entrance about 46 meters long sections.
In this way , you can replace the old system of transport rafts , which allowed the crossing of two cars at once, to create a circuit round with pedestrian areas, which makes to lower their speed to appreciate local wildlife, explained the Uruguayan Ministry of Tourism and Sport in a statement.
Some of the objectives of the construction are the link between the tourist areas of the departments of Maldonado , where the major seaside resort of Punta del Este is located, and Rocha , which is less known beach destinations ; generating new local jobs ; Investment in new housing developments and attracting new tourists to the area.
It is the most important work of the Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly.
Uruguay tourism authorities hope to overcome this year 2.9 million visitors received this South American country in 2015, 5.5 % more tourists arrived than 2014.